BPSF_PattiAanes-4x5Hometown:  Duluth, Minnesota

Family: My husband’s name is  Paul and we have two sons. Our oldest, Jacob  is in 9th grade and Nathan  is in 6th grade.  We also have a dog, named T-Rex.

Hobbies: I enjoy reading, traveling and music.

Volunteering:  Board Chair Crow Wing County Crime Victim Services, Past United Way board member and committee member; Past League of Women Voters/Brainerd Lakes Area member and board member; Blandin Leadership Training graduate; Chamber Leadership Training graduate; Member, Sunday School teacher and confirmation guide at Trinity Lutheran Church; YMCA board secretary and board member.

Current employer and Job Title: I am Attorney at Law in Brainerd, Minnesota at Aanes Law Firm.

What makes the BPSF mission meaningful to you? Everyone wants to help and make a difference in education in our community.   BPSF gives everyone the chance to do so.  As a donor, as a participant in our fund raising and events, as a committee member or in other service in continually evolving forms.   BPSF supports innovative, outside-the-box teaching, instruction and experiences for learners and provides direct support to students in the form of scholarships.   From pre-k to college, the energy and support of BPSF reflects our community as a whole.